Appetizers Recipes

Appetizers are like tiny jewel boxes of flavor, small bites meant to stimulate the palate -- not fill your stomach. That's what makes looking for appetizer recipes so much fun - since you don't have to fill the plate, you can concentrate on putting together ingredients in ways that sing. And they don't have to be fancy to pack a punch - spicy <a href="/recipes/appetizers/chicken-wings/popular/">wings</a>, <a href="/recipes/appetizers/deviled-egg/popular/">deviled eggs</a>, easy <a href="/recipes/appetizers/canapes/popular/">bruschetta</a>, or even a nicely presented <a href="/recipes/appetizers/dips-spreads/popular/">dip</a> can be a winner. The classic combination of melon and prosciutto is a perfect example: Just two ingredients that play off of each other perfectly, the salty richness of the ham contrasting with the tropical sweetness of the melon. Perfection. When you're planning for a holiday <a href="/recipes/appetizers/party/popular/">party</a>, you want quick and easy appetizers that play nicely with what you're serving as a main course. You want to compliment the dish without repeating ingredients - serving marinated mozzarella before plating up a cheese-heavy lasagna is definitely overload. Try to keep things light, and remember - you're going for flavor, not quantity.

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Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

From Midwest Living

These little beef sandwiches make a great appetizer for a party. And you can put them together in just 20 minutes.

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

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Easy Party Appetizers
Easy Party Appetizers

Watch how simple it is to make your appetizers the life of the party. Our Kraft Kitchens Expert will show you how with this Easy Party Appetizers video. These appetizers are a snap to prepareżand the perfect beginning to any menu.

Easy Party Appetizers

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

From Midwest Living

Red sweet peppers and green onions add color to this smoky cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer with bread cubes or tortilla chips.

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

Garlic Shrimp Dip

From Midwest Living

Garlic Shrimp Dip

Pick-a-Topper Appetizer Flatbreads

From Midwest Living

Pick-a-Topper Appetizer Flatbreads

Caramelized Salmon Skewers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Salmon Skewers

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

From Better Homes and Gardens

These shrimp appetizer kabobs make a colorful addition to any appetizer buffet.

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

Garden Salsa Jam

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garden Salsa Jam

Salsa Verde

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salsa Verde

Mango Salsa

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mangoes are a colorful, flavorful, and juicy addition to salsa. An interesting contrast in flavors occurs when mango is mixed with lime juice. Serve this low-calorie salsa with chips or use it top fish or chicken.

Mango Salsa

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

From Heart-Healthy Living

Replace those high-fat, high-sodium store-bought chips with these easy-to-fix fat-free ones. They make a great snack or appetizer.

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and savory, Serrano chiles lend their signature kick to these amazing vegetarian quesadillas, inspired by the flavors of classic fajitas. When buying bell peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Sesame Asparagus

From Heart-Healthy Living

Serve this seasoned chilled asparagus side dish with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

Sesame Asparagus

Ricotta Puffs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff pastry makes it easy to prepare these flaky appetizers that ooze with creamy Italian ricotta cheese.

Ricotta Puffs

Endive-Mango Appetizers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Endive leaves make stunning appetizers. Try this quick and easy recipe for your next party.

Endive-Mango Appetizers

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

From Better Homes and Gardens

A perfect appetizer recipe that costs just over $2 per serving. The combination of sour cream, chili lime cream and tilapia is ready in under 30 minutes.

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

From Midwest Living

$2.08 per serving

Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

From Midwest Living

Cream cheese and cheddar cheese make a creamy filling for these hot appetizers.

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Edamame-Avocado Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Edamame-Avocado Dip

Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip

From Midwest Living

Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip

Best Salsa

From Midwest Living

Make this thick and chunky salsa with fresh tomatoes from your garden. Add more jalapeno peppers if you prefer more heat.

Best Salsa

Corn Salsa

From Midwest Living

Sweet peppers, fresh tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers add flavor and color to this chilled side dish. It also works as an appetizer served with tortilla chips.

Corn Salsa

Arugula Pesto

From Midwest Living

Peppery arugula pinch-hits for basil in this memorable pesto from chef Kevin Shinn of Bread and Cup in Lincoln, Nebraska. Try it as a spread on baguette slices or as a pasta sauce. (One cup coats 12 ounces cooked pasta.)

Arugula Pesto

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